Theatre group gets set for show
MEMBERS of a theatre group are preparing sets, learning lines and perfecting costumes for their next performance.
Purvies Productions will perform Agatha Crusty and the Village Hall Murders which is a comedy by Derek Webb.
Nana Whitlock, from the group, said: “The play itself is set in a sleepy little village where Agatha Crusty – which is pronounced Croosty – goes to visit her sister-inlaw.
“She is a crime novelist, and as luck would have it, it’s not long before she finds herself caught up in a series of murders targeted at village hall committee members.
“As the bodies and the laughs pile up, Agatha races to find the perpetrator while the incompetent investigating officer, DI Twigg, bumbles along.
“Director Liz Cusick and assistant director Nigel Wells are thoroughly enjoying watching the play take shape while halfwishing they were part of the cast as in previous years. After all, the story is so far removed from the reality of living in a village like Sutton.
“Why not come along, tax your grey cells a little and see if you can solve this genuine murder mystery before Agatha does.”
The group was founded in 2002 by two friends in the village and has been performing regularly in the Sutton Scout and Guide HQ to raise funds.
Nana said: “This year the group has welcomed several new members on stage as well as behind the scenes, so it promises to be a show well worth watching.”
The show is on at 7.30pm from Thursday, May 12 to Saturday, May 14 at the Sutton Scout and Guide HQ on Church Lane, Sutton.
Tickets cost £8 from 07771 322971. Go to purviesproductions.webs. com.
●● A concert of wedding and coronation music accompanied a flower festival at Sutton St James Church in honour of the Queen’s 90th birthday
●● Rehearsals for the Purvies Productions performance Agatha Crusty and the Village Hall murders at the Sutton Scout Hut and Guide headquarters